Beau has participated in numerous talks and workshops for a range of institutions and brands.
Check out highlights below.
In the MAD Loupe: Beau McCall
Check out a highlights reel from this talk between Barbara Paris Gifford and artist Beau McCall, as the pair talk about jewelry, fashion, and contemporary art, all made with buttons!
In the MAD Loupe is a series of talks hosted by associate curator Barbara Paris Gifford and access is free for all Members and Patrons.
Design Happy Hour with Beau McCall
Check out a snippet from Beau's button necklace workshop to celebrate National Button Day. During this workshop, Beau taught participants how to transform buttons into eye-catching jewelry pieces.
Create Night: Walking the Runway of Love with Beau McCall
Check out a snippet from Beau's button necklace workshop. In this clip, participants walk the runway modeling the button necklaces they learned how to make.
A Conversation with Beau McCall & Souleo
Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Beau McCall and Souleo celebrate the power of friendship and memories in the LGBTQ+ community during this talk for Beau McCall’s REWIND: MEMORIES ON REPEAT. McCall’s debut art book honors the legacy of ten of McCall’s deceased friends through collages composed of archival photos and images from his button artwork. The collages capture the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, from Philadelphia to New York, during the LGBTQ+ rights movement, the height of disco music and the AIDS crisis. McCall is joined by Souleo, guest editor of the book.
LGBTQ+ Lessons on Creativity and Connecting Generations
Check out this recording of the virtual event, LGBTQ+ Lessons on Creativity and Connecting Generations. Inspired by Beau's artists' book, the event highlighted how creativity and intergenerational connections can help us to answer the following questions: How can creativity help us address life’s challenges? How can intergenerational relationships keep the creative juices flowing? What are the most creative solutions to the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation among older and younger adults? Particularly, what can we learn from the LGBTQ+ community on National Coming Out Day?